During the district summer PD days Rebecca Davis attended a session on Flexible Learning Spaces. It inspired her to make changes in her classroom. This year, you may have noticed that some classrooms look a little, NO- A LOT- different than traditional classrooms have looked in the past. No longer are students sitting in just desks and chairs. Students learn differently. Not only with their learning style, their interests, but their physical spaces. The classroom has desks and chairs, but comfortable seating for all children to do their best learning while at school.
Kristin Ganzer attended the #PBLWorld Conference in Napa, California this summer. While she was there she had the opportunity to create a project based learning unit. Her driving question was "How do successful people reach their greatest potential?" This driving question was able to push her common 4th grade unit of Famous Missourians to an entire new level of learning. Read more about her PBL unit in the link below and see the journey that her students were able to take.
Alexandria Skelton, Speech-Language Pathologist at Lewis Elementary participated in a book study "The Entire World of R." Alexandria found that "The Entire World of R" applies basic phonological principles to break down /r/ to its most fundamental components. The majority of students with /r/ difficulties are more successful with therapeutic techniques starting in the second grade. A benefit to this program is that the principles are broken down and concise. You can view her learning in the PowerPoint.
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